Mr Salami started his Insurance career with Industrial and General Insurance PLC. He joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc where he was Divisional Head, Retail Sales.
He later joined AIICO Insurance PLC as Deputy Managing Director/Chief Client Officer. He worked with ARM Life PLC as Chief Responsibility Officer/Executive Director before joining Allianz Nigeria Insurance PLC.
He earned a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Buckingham, UK and was called to the bar at the Nigeria Law School in 1990.